Organisation of Voting on Recall of the Member of the Council of the Republic
The recall of the member of the Council of the Republic shall be conducted by secret ballot. In order to organise secret voting and counting its results, a counting board shall be elected from the deputies.
The counting board shall elect its chairman, deputy chairman and secretary out of its members. The decision of the counting board shall be passed by the majority of votes of the board members.
The ballot papers for secret voting shall be made by the counting board in the form determined by the board and in the amount correspondent to the number of the sitting participants.
The time and the venue of the vote and the procedure of its holding shall be fixed by the board and announced by its chairman.
Each deputy taking part in the sitting of deputies shall be given one ballot paper for secret
The ballot papers shall be handed over according to the list of deputies taking part in the sitting of deputies upon presenting a deputy’s identity card.
The counting board shall compile a record of the secret voting results which shall be then signed by all members of the counting board.
Upon the report of the counting board the sitting of deputies by a show of hands shall pass a decision on adopting the results of the secret voting.
The recall of the member of the Council of the Republic shall be considered passed if more than half of the total number of deputies of the local Councils of Deputies of base level in the Oblast and of deputies of the Minsk City Council of Deputies took part in the voting and more than half of the deputies who took part in the voting voted in favour of the recall. When the number of votes cast for and against the recall of the member of the Council of the Republic is equal, he shall retain his powers.
The counting board record and other materials in the recall of the member of the Council of the Republic shall be sent to the Central Commission within two days.
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